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Re: [O] emacs & org mode for scholars questions

From: John Kitchin
Subject: Re: [O] emacs & org mode for scholars questions
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:39:38 -0400

Interesting. I could see some interesting extensions to it. I use
button-lock to alert me to interesting (to me) text in my buffers a lot,
which is a little less intrusive. For example, any names in my
org-contacts are highlighted in a light pink background with a context
tool tip and made clickable to access functions like open the contact,
email the contact, etc... This is done with a large regexp pattern
through font-lock, but it would be interesting do that with some kind of
asynchronously run function that doesn't get in my way. I have not used
functions in font lock yet, but I think it can be done.

When you say trawled, is this with some indexing tool, or something you

Eric S Fraga writes:

> On Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 at 16:18, John Kitchin wrote:
>> That looks very cool. Do you use it?
> yes but only when I have a large enough monitor, e.g. on my 24" portrait
> monitor I use for writing.
> it can be useful every now and again, especially as I have both org
> documents and emails trawled for keywords.  The email aspect is not as
> good as it could be due to people including all previous emails in
> replies so there is a lot of duplication.  I tend to start the agent
> when I start writing a paper or a grant proposal and then forget about
> it until I need to find something.  I then look at what remem is
> suggesting just in case.
> Other than screen space, it doesn't get in the way.

Professor John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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